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Chinese Boxing

Masters and Methods

By Robert W. Smith

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 pages, 2nd Edition
Published In: United States, 31 May 1990
Distilling the martial art known in the West as kung fu, Robert Smith presents Chinese boxing (ch& #8217; uan shu) as an art & #8220; that combines the hardness of a wall and the softness of a butterfly& #8217; s wings.& #8221; His lively, pragmatic account conveys the discipline and insights acquired in ten years of study and travel in Asia. Smith describes his work with t& #8217; ai chi master Cheng Man-ch& #8217; ing, and connects ch& #8217; uan shu with the softer aspects and inner power of that popular practice. Fifty black and white photos illustrate this informative and personal account of the Chinese boxing tradition.

About the Author

Robert W. Smith is one of America's great pioneers in the Asian martial arts and has written numerous books and articles on theses ancient fighting traditions. Smith is the author of Pa-Kua: Chinese Boxing for Fitness & Self-Defense, also available from North Atlantic Books. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

EAN: 9781556430855
ISBN: 155643085X
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Dimensions: 20.85 x 15.01 x 1.27 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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